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Paris prosecutors push to re-open rape case towards movie star Gerard Depardieu

Paris prosecutors push to re-open rape case against film star Gerard Depardieu

A rape probe towards French film star Gerard Depardieu collapsed in 2019 because of lack of proof. His accuser, who claims she was assaulted and raped in Depardieu’s house, now needs the investigation reopened.

An actress in her 20s accused Depardieu in 2018 of assaulting and raping her in his Paris mansion. The 71-year-old actor denied “having dedicated the slightest offense” towards the lady, and the case fell aside lower than a yr later after prosecutors didn’t substantiate her claims.

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The lady’s legal professionals have now relaunched their case as a civil one, a transfer that forces authorities to reinvestigate, in keeping with French media. AFP reported the information on Saturday.

Depardieu, a prolific actor with greater than 170 movie credit, has not but commented on the case. 

Apart from the rape case, Depardieu has grabbed headlines in recent times for criticizing his fatherland. He lamented France’s obvious transformation right into a “Disneyland for foreigners” in 2017, and known as the nation a “unhappy” place in 2013. That very same yr, he was granted citizenship in Russia, the place he enjoys large recognition. Critics accused him of taking the passport to dodge his taxes, however Depardieu claimed as an alternative to like Russia’s folks and tradition.

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